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Each fall, to prevent deer overpopulation, hunters spend select days culling herds, travelling from one state park to another. Starting tomorrow, Hard Labor Creek State Park will temporarily close to the public during its quota hunt. See the full schedule of park closures.
Starting today, all recipients of unemployment insurance will get benefits electronically, either through direct bank deposit or debit card.
Early voting ends this Friday, November 2. To find polling locations near you, log into My Voter Page or visit the poll locator.
During the last legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 37, a bill that this election will allow voters to decide whether state agencies can enter multi-year lease agreements.
November is National Adoption Month – a time to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for the children in Georgia’s care. There are an estimated 7,600 foster care children in Georgia that are in need of loving homes and families.
The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.
During an average flu season, the Department of Public Health reports, 36,000 Americans die and more than 200,000 suffer complications that lead to hospital visits. With flu season starting this month, the department offers you tips to keep your family healthy.